Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments today

Alain Vigneault7:50PM: Alain Vigneault joined Sam Rosen on MSG:

  • On the approach, “you turn the page and get ready for the next game. It’s a best of seven series and it’s tied, our total focus is on tonight’s game.”
  • What did you guys work on, “they are a good team and a team that has a lot of speed and skill, we need to execute better, compete a little harder and I am sure we will be all right.”
  • Did special teams let you down in game two, “we had some good looks but you need to give credit where credit is due and Emery made some big saves and was able to be the difference in the second period.”
  • On being in Philly, “it’s gonna be a lot of fun. Hockey is real competitive and both teams want to win. It should be fun from start to finish.”
  • On blowing two goal leads all around the league, “I’m not concerned what is happening across the league, I am concerned with how we play and we respect Philly, they are a strong team and we will put our best game on the ice.”
  • On shortening the bench, “it will depend on the game. The last game we were behind and you need play your offensive players and that is what we did.”
  • Any personnel changes, (smiling) “we will find out at seven…”


2:18PM: Alain Vigneault met with the media today following the Rangers morning skate (Rangers):

  • Will you try to match lines, “We will have that answer come tonight around 8PM. They have plans that they want to try and implement and we have an idea of what we want to do and we will see what happens.”
  • Are you planning to change your lineup, “Again, same answer…nothing else.”
  • On guys playing against different lines, “from our stand point, we have two d pairs that we are very comfortable at putting out on the ice against their more offense oriented lines so, obviously, we don’t have that last change which is a challenge any time you are on the road but we have done a fairly good job on the road this year of being able to sticking with the way we want to play and our record is pretty good.”

  • What does Carcillo bring if he plays, “Dan is an experienced player who brings energy to a team and is hard, smart player. He goes to the tough areas and when he has an opportunity to lay a good, physical hit he does that and with him in our lineup this year we have a good record.”
  • Will the series get more physical in Philly, “Why?….I thought it was real physical in our building and when both teams had the opportunity to hit, took advantage of it and I don’t see why it would be any different tonight.”
  • But it’s Philly, “I’m from the west…haven’t heard about it.”


Pouiliot You're a disgrace. You just literally ruined the momentum we had, 2 of our players get slashed and cross-checked in vain giving us 2 nice oppurtunities to go up 3-0 and you destroy both chances giving the flyers 2 chances of their own to cut the lead in half and they did. I dont care if we win tonight, you're still a disgrace in my eyes you loser


@haven  Go easy on those panic pills there, Fairweather.